3:02 PM, Jun 30, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from Suffolk University and USA Today finds the majority of Americans do not want to debate gun control in the 2016 presidential election. According to the poll of 1,000 adults, 52 percent say they would not like gun control to be a "significant subject" during the election, with 43 percent saying they would.
“There is more desire to tighten than to loosen [gun laws]," said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, in a statement accompanying the release of the poll.
But that's not reflected in the poll results, which did not ask if gun control laws should be tightened or loosened. The poll found 56 percent said more restrictive gun laws would not prevent mass shootings in the U.S., while 76 percent said more access to guns would also not prevent mass shootings in the U.S., the findings don't necessarily mean there is "more desire to tighten" gun laws.
The poll was conducted just days after the mass shooting by a 21-year-old white man in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina that killed nine people. A plurality of those surveyed, 47 percent, said they believed the shooting was an isolated incident, while 38 percent said it reflected a "larger problem of racism" in the country. Nearly 59 percent said the shooting should not be characterized and treated as a terrorist attack, while 31 percent say it should.
Read the full results of the poll here.
She's losing among Democratic men in the latest New Hampshire poll.2:01 PM, Jun 16, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The only female Democratic candidate for president may have a problem with male voters in that party, judging by a new Suffolk University poll of the New Hampshire primary. The poll, which shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton below 50 percent support and just 10 points ahead of senator Bernie Sanders, reveals an interesting detail about where Clinton is weakest among Granite State Democrats.
Poll: Clinton 41, Sanders 3111:08 AM, Jun 16, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A second poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters shows Vermont senator Bernie Sanders closing the gap with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton. According to a new Suffolk University poll, 41 percent of likely primary voters in the Granite State support Clinton, while 31 percent support Sanders. The next closest Democrat, Vice President Joe Biden (who isn't currently running), comes in at eight percent.
Clinton 44, Sanders 323:04 PM, Jun 14, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Bernie Sanders, the independent Democratic senator from Vermont, is within striking distance of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a new poll of likely New Hampshire presidential primary voters. A new survey from the Morning Consult finds 44 percent of New Hampshire voters who say they will vote in the Democratic primary support Clinton with 32 percent supporting Sanders.
11:38 AM, Jun 10, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of Florida Republican primary voters finds a tightening race between the Sunshine State's two favorite sons in the 2016 GOP presidential primary. According to St. Leo University's Polling Institute, former governor Jeb Bush has 30 percent support among likely Republican primary voters in Florida, while Marco Rubio, the state's sitting junior senator, has 24 percent support. That's a surge of eight points for Rubio since St.
Hosted by Michael Graham.1:50 PM, Jun 2, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the latest polls and how Hillary is faring.
Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
From the beginning, patriots have understood the need, at times, to sound the alarm:
So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,—
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
2:01 PM, May 14, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Quick: When was the last time Hillary Clinton had a "good" week? I don't remember either.
The last big media stories about Clinton have been:
Jeb drops to 5% in latest Iowa poll.7:31 AM, May 6, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Wisconsin's Scott Walker in front of the GOP pack with 21 percent support and a 9-point advantage over his closest primary opponents.
2:52 PM, Apr 28, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucus goers finds a wide-open field with three candidates vying for the top spot and a plurality undecided. Scott Walker, the governor of neighboring Wisconsin, leads the latest poll from Loras College, earning 12.6 percent support. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who declared his candidacy earlier this month, is close behind with 10 percent, while former Florida governor Jeb Bush has 9.6 percent.
Both Walker and Rubio have doubled their support from the January Loras poll, according to a press release from the college.
7:04 AM, Apr 17, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley knocked Hillary Clinton for following "polls" instead of "principles." Specifically, O'Malley was referring to Clinton's recent flip-flops on same-sex marriage (she now believes the Supreme Court should rule in favor of it) and immigration (she now believes illegal immigrants should be issued driver's licenses).
The road goes on forever, and the party never ends.1:05 PM, Mar 15, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Busy week for Washington and the political class it succors. So busy that a headline screaming for the attention of our leaders came and went barely leaving a footprint.